In a shocking turn of events, two sisters find themselves in dire straits after a video of their inappropriate behavior at a grave site surfaces.
Twerking; a Burial Custom?
Two sisters whose father had valiantly defended Ukraine during the Russian invasion now face severe consequences for their thoughtless actions.
Backlash erupted as footage of the sisters dancing and twerking by the graves of fallen soldiers spread across the internet.
In an attempt to defend their actions, the sisters initially claimed that their late father would have found their antics amusing, “Our behavior was connected to our understanding of our late father’s perspective on burial customs.”
Facing Prison Time
As the outrage intensified, the sisters eventually confessed that their video was indeed inappropriate.
Law enforcement’s response was swift and severe, and Police confirmed that the sisters would be charged with the offense of desecrating a grave.
The sisters now find themselves in a perilous position, as they could potentially face a prison sentence of up to five years.
Dancing on the Graves of Soldiers
The video captured the two sisters, dressed in black crop tops and tight shorts, engaging in a dance near soldiers’ graves adorned with flowers and the Ukrainian flag.
One of the sisters, capturing the moment on a phone, began dancing with her arms in the air beside the soldiers’ resting places.
Her sister joined in, appearing to be chatting on her phone before proceeding to twerk in front of the camera.
This unsettling display took place at the Forest Cemetery in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, on August 24.
The girls’ father, a member of the 95th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, lost his life near Izium in the eastern Donetsk region.
The video, posted on Instagram, quickly ignited widespread anger and condemnation from shocked viewers across the globe.
Honoring Fallen Soldiers
Ukrainian Police, moved by the public’s response, acted promptly, locating and detaining the sisters within an hour.
Realizing the gravity of their actions, one of the sisters took to social media to issue an apology, “we didn’t see anything wrong at the time, but now we regret it.”
In her apology, she stated, “We honor every fallen soldier for our homeland.”
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